Friday, February 20, 2015

THE WEDDING QUILT

Don't tell Becca, but the quilt is done! I'm very happy with how this turned out.  It's pretty exciting to have the vision of this quilt in my head become a reality.

Hubby and I went out for some pictures to a little western town that is about half an hour from home. Even though it was closed for the season, there was a truck there with music blaring.  No one seemed to be around, but I had the feeling we were being watched.  Hubby said  "seeing we are here, throw it on the wagon and get a couple shots."  I felt like such an 'outlaw'!



After a couple of pics, we took off and found another spot to stretch it out. This one really shows the colours well.



Becca and I designed this little 'brand' with their initials.   I. Love. It.


The all over hearts were the perfect texture for a wedding quilt and was done by the very talented Linda. Thank you so much Linda for making this quilt extra special





She roped him in, and we couldn't be happier  : )

linking up with Finish It Up Friday
Needle and Thread Thursday

edited to say this is a finish on my first quarter list for the finish along

quilt stats:
'Navajo' wedding quilt
designed and pieced by me
quilted by Linda King
84" x 88"

67 comments:

dutchcomfort said...

Such a beautiful quilt and photoshoot!! Wow!

Tracy said...

It's gorgeous! The lucky couple is sure to love it!

quiltmania said...

You are such a talented photographer, as well as an incredible quilter!

Deanna said...

The quilt is beautiful and a perfect wedding.gift. I agree with Linda, your photographs are always so perfect...

Mandy said...

Absolutely love it!!! My favorite pic is the last one, nice shot:) And the initials are per. fect.

Martha said...

Absolutely gorgeous. The lucky couple with cherish it for years to come. And your photos are amazing. I love the western theme of the whole photoshoot. Simply amazing.

Jill Fisher said...

That is such a lovely wedding gift. So thoughtful. Your outlaw photo shoot is gorgeous too. :-)

Linda said...

HELLO, Thank You Carla for sharing this beautiful gift for a loved one! Just beautiful!
Blessings all ♥

msstitcher1214@gmail.com

a maidenhair fern said...

love. this. quilt. and the nice touch of their initials.

rachel said...

I love the outlaw story! Carla you are amazing! Your attention to detail makes your work shine!

Karyn said...

Beautiful quilt, location and photos!

Helen Philipps said...

What a gorgeous quilt, I love it! And fantastic pictures, too...you found a perfect location for this beautiful design.
Happy weekend.
Helen xox

canuckquilter said...

It's a beautiful quilt and a wonderful pfoto shoot!

Laura said...

I love your arrows!

Kim said...

Your photo shoot really does makes one want to grab their partner and dosey doe around and around your gorgeous quilt, Carla! LOVE it!! Your wedding quilt is stunning and the initials are perfect, as is all that sublime heart quilting.

Gma La La said...

Your photos compliment your quilt! Lucky bride and groom.

mle said...

Wow! So perfect! I'm sure the happy couple will love it! and the colors won't go out of style, something they can treasure forever. Great job!

Patchwork and Play said...

These fabulous photos really make me style! Your styling is that of a professional- the rope, the boots and of course, the quilt!! The initials are the perfect finish, as well as the quilting, to this fantastic quilt! Pinning it too!

Marg said...

Fantastic photos of an absolutely gorgeous quilt. Perfect location.

Snowcatcher said...

This is an absolutely wonderful quilt and wedding gift, and your photography seals the deal. Stunning shots!

Joanie's Trendy Quilts said...

What a wonderful quilt. Love the photos. How nice to recieve such a beautiful quilt as a wedding gift!

Lindsay said...

I love this! The quilting goes perfectly and I love the brand at the bottom- the perfect touch! Awesome job!!!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

The quilt turned out wonderful! I love the brand. Very special.

inkadinkado said...

soooo gorgeous! i'm so jealous! i'm getting married next year ;) lol. amazing work!

Dasha said...

Gorgeous quilt! I love the way the sun shone through it when you had it over the railings of the little shop. Lovely idea for the "brand"

Granny Maud's Girl said...

Well done! Finished in plenty of time for the wedding, too! I think some of these shots deserve to be framed and put in the wedding photos album.

einfach bunt said...

So great!
The photos as well as the quilt!
Perfect!! :-)

Karen H said...

What great photos of a beautiful quilt. The quilting really finishes it beautifully!

W-S Wanderings said...

Stunning! Such an incredible wedding gift. And I love the photo shoot; it couldn't be more perfect.

Lorna McMahon said...

Oh, my! This quilt is stunning! Love the design and the colours you used. The JR brand is such a perfect addition. And the quilting is simply gorgeous! What fabulous photos, too. Congratulations to the bride and groom. They are going to love it!

Lynne said...

What a great post and beautiful quilt. I love all the details (brand, heart quilting, photo with boots)and the colors are gorgeous.
Well done Carla :)

Archie the wonder dog said...

Stunning!

Shauna said...

Super great quilt and pictures. Love the setting - was perfect! You have to be an outlaw every once in a while!

Dawn said...

More arrows! I'm loving them. Congrats on a beautiful quilt!

Sandy D said...

An AMAZING Quilt. An awesome place to take photos.

Tiffany said...

This is gorgeous, Carla! Becca is a lucky girl.

Patty said...

The only thing nicer than that quilt is your photography of that quilt. It is stunning.

DeborahGun said...

this is such an amazing quilt - and the hearts quilting just finishes it off perfectly :-)

Soma Acharya said...

Gorgeous!! I love everything about this quilt - the colours, design, quilting! I love it that you were able to take the photos on the wagon. So perfect!! Haha!! I hope you enjoyed your lawlessness :)

Amira@littlemushroomcap said...

absolutely lovely!

I love the colours, the pattern the initials!
Perfect.
Great Job....

Hugs,
Amira

Amira@littlemushroomcap said...

absolutely lovely!

I love the colours, the pattern the initials!
Perfect.
Great Job....

Hugs,
Amira

Donna quilts said...

It's gorgeous!!! Love your photos - it's the perfect setting!

Nakeytoes Living said...

Love this quilt, and the photos are darling! What font did you use for the "brand"?

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

Gorgeous quilt ans beautiful pictures, thank you so much for sharing!
Liebe Grüße
Bente

Kevin the Quilter said...

Congrats on your beautiful finish! This seriously needs to be on the cover of a magazine! Congrats to the happy couple as well!

Carla said...

I love it Carla. I was thinking of something like this for me. Now I have the inspiration.

Patty said...

Trying to add my email

Dyann Cox said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this quilt!!! The photography is the icing on the cake! Is this an original pattern or is there somewhere I can find it? I would love to make one, please respond :)

Sherry said...

Oh wow...love the quilt and the photo shoot! You are one talented gal. Thanks so much for sharing.

Anne / Springleaf Studios said...

Such a special and beautiful quilt for them. Love your photography as usual. Missed you in Austin.

Carla said...

**********Dyann Cox -- you have no e-mail address attached to your profile. People can't reply to your comments. It's my own pattern made up as I went along : )

Christine @ 12,450miles said...

I’m not sure I can sum up in words how much I love this quilt… so I can only imagine how you must feel! I adore all the little touches that make it so perfect… but that brand?! SWOON-WORTHY!! How amazing and perfect this turned out to be!

(And I love the setting and composition of the photos! That last one!? I agree with the other comment, print that up and put it in the wedding album! :)

tusen said...

It's beautiful and the photos are great.

Janine said...

This is such a beautiful quilt and I love the addition of their initials - a real heirloom :)

Needled Mom said...

What a wonderful, wonderful wedding quilt it is. I love the quilting too.

Ann X said...

That's an art - to find so perfectly matching background for your wonderful quilt!

Jayne said...

It turned out beautiful! Imagine the years and years of enjoyment and warmth they will have! I enjoyed watching your progress on this one! Beaitiful finish!

Carla said...

I love this quilt. This quilt is my kind of quilt. Love the addition of the initials and the quilting.
The pictures of it are awesome

Kathy@KayakQuilting said...

Wow! I love everything about this post! The quilt is the perfect wedding gift. The monogram centered in the arrows is just lovely. Great pictures! Adorable quilting! Love it, love it!

Hitch and Thread said...

It's so beautiful. I'm sure they will treasure it. Lovely photos too.

Scrap,Quilt, Preach said...

I always appreciate the settings you use for the quilt photos. The last photo in the post is particularly sweet

Debbie said...

The quilt is so gorgeous and I love all the sentiments behind it. I also love your outlaw photo shoot-! Yay for conspiring hubbies....we're lucky in that regard!!

Rene' said...

Love the last line in your post!!! Such a fun location for this quilt photo shoot. You always have the best quilt pictures, but you really outdid yourself this time! Not to mention, the quilt itself is spectacular!

Teresa in Music City said...

It turned out absolutely gorgeous Carla!!! Love the "brand" and that last photo - PERFECT!!! Congrats on the great finish and seeing your vision come to life so beautifully :)

Adrianne @ On the Windy Side said...

Really gorgeous!

Jessie said...

Hey Carla! Thought you might want to see the quilt I just finished because I used your tutorial to add some arrows in the border. :)

http://measuringsuccessquilting.blogspot.com/2015/07/kerstins-wedding-quilt.html

Laura Wilson said...

This is absolutely stunning. Do you have a pattern for sale? If not, do you mind my working off of your photos and linking back to you (via Instagram?)